Cisco Prime Network Registrar's license is perpetual and enables
specific components. Previously, Cisco Network Registrar was licensed as a
single system with a single license type called ip-node. For Cisco Prime
Network Registrar 9.1, the licensing is done according to the services that you
following are the types of licenses available:
base-system—Licenses the CCM services. This license is mandatory
if you want to run Cisco Prime Network Registrar.
base-dhcp—Licenses DHCP/TFTP services and, optionally, an
initial count of leases
base-dns—Licenses authoritative DNS services and, optionally, an
initial count of RRs
base-cdns—Licenses caching DNS services and, optionally, an
initial count of servers
count-dhcp—Licenses an incremental number of active leases
count-dns—Licenses an incremental number of RRs
count-cdns—Licenses an incremental number of caching server
services provided by
are associated with the different license types as follows:
services—base-dhcp and count-dhcp
DNS services—base-dns and count-dns
services—base-system and base-cdns
or earlier are not
9.x. You should have a new license for
You should have
at least one
base license for a server to enable that service.
Network Registrar IPAM uses a separate license and install process. For more
Network Registrar 8.3 IPAM Installation Guide.
is done from the regional cluster when
is installed. You must install the regional server first, and load all licenses
in the regional server. When you install the local cluster, it registers with
regional to obtain its license.
When you install the
regional, you are prompted to provide the license file. You can store the
license file in any location provided the location and file are accessible
during the installation.
The utilization of
licenses are calculated by obtaining statistics from all the local clusters in
system for all counted services (DHCP, DNS, and CDNS). The regional CCM server
maintains the license utilization history for a predetermined time period.
calculated for different services as:
services—total number of active DHCP leases (including v4 and v6)
services—the total number of DNS resource records (all RR types)
services—total number of Caching DNS servers being run in the
The services on each
local cluster will be restricted based on the services for which licenses are
When you configure
DHCP failover, only simple failover is operational and supported (see Failover
scenarios section in the Configuring DHCP Failover chapter of the
Registrar 9.1 DHCP User
To learn about
obtaining the license files for Cisco Prime
Network Registrar, see
Obtaining Cisco Prime Network Registrar License Files.
Network Registrar license types are offered specific to market
segments. Market specific licensing generates license keys for use by market
segments, that is, Service Provider, Smart Grid, and so on. Cisco Prime
Network Registrar features are enabled based on the market segment
specific license you choose. For example, the PNR license offers features
designed for the Service Provider market segment whereas the PNR-SG license
offers features designed for the Smart Grid market segment.
Network Registrar offers the following market segment specific
licenses for all market segments are installed, then only the PNR license will
server which uses the PNR-SG license can be converted to PNR by installing the
PNR license. Local cluster licenses will be converted automatically at the next
compliance check, or can be manually updated by resynchronizing the local
For a given
market segment license, only the counts from corresponding market segment
license will apply. For example, if the PNR count license is applied when the
PNR-SG base license is active, the Right to Use count will not be updated. If
the PNR-SG count license is applied when the PNR base license is active, the
Right to Use count will not be updated.
The PNR license
provides all the features available for the Cisco Prime Network Registrar
release you install.
license disables the following PNR features which have been identified as not
necessary for Smart Grid implementations:
service PNR-SG license offers you the PNR features with the exception of:
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
Regional DHCP utilization history
To know the list of
features supported by Prime IP Express—NETREG-ENT licenses see IP Express Installation